24 months
647 USD/credit
336 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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Students of the Athletic Training program at South Dakota State University specialize in preventing, diagnosing, and treating injuries and illnesses in athletes and the physically active population. Many athletic trainers work in educational settings, such as colleges, universities, elementary schools, and secondary schools.

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Others work in hospitals, fitness centers, physicians’ offices, or for professional sports teams. A master’s degree and successful completion of a national board examination are required to practice athletic training. Athletic Training is recognized as a licensed healthcare profession in 49 of the 50 United States.

This Athletic Training program at  South Dakota State University  will be a good fit if you:

  • Enjoy physical activity and sports
  • Enjoy science and healthcare
  • Desire to help people and collaborate with others
  • Possess strong leadership, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good problem-solving skills and attention to detail

Career Opportunities

  • Secondary Schools
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Professional Sports
  • Sports Medicine Clinics
  • Military
  • Industry and Corporate Settings

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  •  Introduction to Patient Management 
  • Interventions
  • Prophylactic Interventions 
  • Clinical Experience
  • Patient Examination and Treatment
  • Principles of Acute Care in Athletic Training 
  • Principles of Acute Care Lab 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

 The AT program begins reviewing applications on a rolling basis beginning in July of the year preceding the start of the next cohort.  Applications are excepted until March 15th. 




57 alternative credits
  • 60 Credit Hours
  • 57 Credit Hours


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete the Graduate School Application and submit this to the South Dakota State University Graduate School.
  • Complete the Secondary Selective Admission Process/Program Application and submit application materials through ATCAS (Athletic Training Centralized Application Service) or directly to the Athletic Training program director. 

The criteria listed below represents additional prerequisite requirements.

  • Completed Health Assessment
  • Verification of Technical Standards
  • Cumulative (or Junior-Senior) GPA of 3.0 or better
  • Completion of the Athletic Training Observation Record
  • Completed Program application, letter of interest, three letters of reference and a personal interview

Tuition Fee

  • International

    647 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 647 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    336 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 336 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.


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